You’ve Been Accepted


You have just a few more steps to take before becoming an official USF Cougar. Review the checklist below or download a copy here.

1. Visit Campus for Accepted Student Day

Register for a 2016 Accepted Student Day on Monday, February 15 or Friday, March 4. If this date doesn’t work, schedule a campus visit online or by calling the Admissions Office at 800-888-1047 or by emailing admissions at

2. Submit your Tuition Deposit before New Student Registration Day

Confirm your enrollment by submitting your $100 tuition deposit.  This deposit allows you to register for classes and secures your spot at USF. The tuition deposit applies to your first semester’s tuition and fees. This deposit if fully refundable until May 1 and may be submitted online, through mail or by calling admissions at 800-888-1047.

3. Discover Scholarship Opportunities and use the
Net Price Calculator

There are several automatic academic scholarships for freshmen and transfer students, along with other scholarships that may require other documentation, so check out the Financial Aid website for more information. Discover other financial aid awards that you may be eligible for in 2016.

4. Provide Immunization Documentation before New Student Registration Day

Complete the Student Immunization Record and provide record of TWO properly administered immunizations or immune titers for Measles (Rubeola), Rubella and Mumps prior to registering for classes.

5. Submit your FAFSA

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at as soon as possible after January 1, 2016, and include the USF school code (003469). It is important to remember that USF has a priority filing date of March 1, 2016, for the FAFSA. The FAFSA allows you to be considered for aid from Federal Financial Aid Programs. It is highly recommended that you submit the FAFSA, even if you think your family may not qualify.

6. Submit your Housing Application and Housing Deposit

Submit your housing application (or request an exemption) and your $100 housing deposit.  You will be notified when housing assignments have been completed.

7. Receive a Financial Aid Award Package

The USF Financial Aid Office will begin awarding financial aid packages for fall 2016 after March 1, 2016. You will receive two copies of your Official Award Notification, one for you to keep and one for you to sign and return to USF. All financial aid packages are unique and differ from student-to-student and school-to-school. Your admissions counselor will call you to make sure you understand your Official Award Notification, but never hesitate to contact your admissions counselor first if you have questions.

8. Attend New Student Registration Day – Register Online

NSR – that’s what we call it – is the day you register for classes, meet individually with a professor for academic advising and become an enrolled student at USF. Parents and families are encouraged to attend NSR with their students.

2016 NSR Dates:
Saturday, May 7
Friday, June 3
Friday, June 10
Friday, June 24
Friday, July 15

New Student Registration Schedule

What you need to bring to NSR.

NSR frequently Asked Questions.

9. Move-in Day, Welcome Week and New Student Orientation

Saturday, August 27, 2016, is move-in day for freshmen. If you’re an athlete who begins practice in August, you’ll move into the residence halls in mid-August. Move-in day is exciting, and, of course, parents and families are welcome.

New Student Orientation is required of all freshmen and starts at 1:30 p.m. on Move-in Day. Orientation is the first student-only event of Welcome Week, a week designed for freshmen, but there are also opportunities for parents to get involved. Welcome Week includes informative sessions, Academic Convocation and fun activities designed to help you begin new friendships.

2015 Move-in Day Schedule
(The 2016 schedule will be published during Summer 2016.)

New Student Orientation Frequently Asked Questions